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Creative Writing-Intro course timetables

Brief description

A Creative Writing course for Beginners. The basic approaches to writing.What makes a short story, a poem or a script? What is a character? We will look at practical ways of answering these questions and others. Suitable for beginners and those who need to brush up.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

students with little experience of creative writing or those wishing to rediscover creative writing

Course description in brief

This course offers an introduction into what makes a poem or a short story. A look at the basics of characterisation, plot, structure, dialogue

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Approaches to creative writing and some of the basic tools

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?


What equipment will I need for the course?

a notebook

What materials will I need for the course?


What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

There are a variety of activities and optional homework tasks, however, no-one will ever be put on the spot and required to speak/share work in class until they are ready to do so

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Learning is assessed in terms of progress from starting point and development of writing style

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

There is a step-up course in creative writing for students wishing to continue after the introductory course

How will I say what I think about the course?


Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L602a 2 Tuesday 6pm – 8pm 25 Sep to 4 Dec 2018 (10 weeks) Full rate £66.00; R rate £22.00; A rate £6.00 (funder_code:L)
L601a 2 Friday 1pm – 3pm 28 Sep to 7 Dec 2018 (10 weeks) Full rate £66.00; R rate £22.00; A rate £6.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.